Sugar Nellie ~ Challenge #138

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I'm here with my next Sugar Nellie Challenge Design Team creation. Man, I'm still buzzing that I made the team! I just love these gorgeous stamps and it's such a fab collection of some of the nicest stamps available out there for our crafty pleasure. So I count myself very privileged to be designing for them. Okay, I'm done gushing! Onto todays crafty adventure. If you follow the Sugar Bowl Challenges, you'll know 'Anything Goes' (as long as it's with a Sugar Nellie image). 

So I pulled out my beloved Sugar Nellies, had a rummage through and let the whim take me so to speak. I was inspired by my 11 year old Georgie, who has been writing her own songs lately (helps that you have the inspiration of a very talented musician daddy!). So when I came across this sweet image called Creativeness from the Scrapberry's range at Funky Kits, I knew I wanted to colour this wee lovely up. Georgie was my inspiration, but I stuck with the auburn hair as I think this wee girlie looks fab with that golden crown!

I used some Wink of Stella on the beads in her hair, tuning pegs on the guitar and the trim on her trouser legs. You can see some of this a wee bit better in the piccy below.

I had a lovely card shape pre-cut in kraft card, which I knew I wanted to use for this make, but when the paper I wanted to use didn't fit the bigger Go Kreate dies I was a little stuck, as there was too much kraft card showing and it frankly looked a little bare, so I had a rummage through my stash and found a lovely wider hessian wrap that my baby sister had sent from the US and I cut it to mat the designer papers and fill that awkward gap, who knew it would look so fab?! I love the way that turned out! Here it is photographed using my 'lightbox' hubby made me. It's been raining for weeks here, so the lighting is awful otherwise. I'm not sure we have the lighting perfect, but it's so much better than the natural light shots I've got lately. Yay for my clever hubby!

I had some plaited hessian ribbon in my stash, so I threw that on for good measure and I'm pretty chuffed with how that looks. I picked up a cute set of notes from the Apple Blossom die range recently and wanted to incorporate these into this creation. I really wanted a gorgeous sentiment to work with this image and found the perfect one over at Ginger's House. 

The final touch was the sweet blooms, which are a mix of Wild Orchid Craft Daisy and Kort och Godt roses. The little wooden sticks I picked up on a walk home from school with my small boy, they had the cutest lil' gumtree nuts on them and were tiny enough that I could envision using them on a card. Love, love, LOVE how they look.

The pretty papers are from a My Mind's Eye set called ... (I'll come back to you with that info, have to hunt the pad down! LOL)

The prize up for grabs is always four gorgeous Sugar Nellie images, so if you love your Sugar Nellies, come and join in the fun and be in to win a bunch more! Karen has some really gorgeous new images in and more to come, so do stop by the shop and have a hunt through the 'New' listings. There are a lot of stamps on special in the store at the moment, so have a hunt through! Some of my favourite Sugar Nellie's are retiring and once they're gone, they're gone. So snap them up at a steal, while you can! 

Giveaway Alert

If you've never had a Sugar Nellie stamp, then I have a treat for you. Anyone who comments on this post and remarks 'I Love Sugar Nellie'. I will put in the draw to win this gorgeous Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp. I'll post it anywhere in the world, so don't be shy. I will draw the winner when this Sugar Nellie Challenge closes, so you have a month to enter. The stamp is one of my favourites from the Under The Sea collection by my favourite stamp artist Marina Fedotova named after her ~ Aqua Marina. Click through on the name to take you through to the Funky Kits website. 

I'll see you all again soon with my next crafty adventure. In the meantime, soak up the sunshine, dance in the rain and be in to win this gorgeous rubber stamp! Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Dream Valley: #134 ~ Summer Colours
Creative Moments: #96 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #78 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: July ~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: June ~ Any Image Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge: #132 ~ Colours Of Summer
The Paper Shelter: #255 ~ Photo Inspiration (warm pumpkin hues)
As You Like It: Favourite Colouring Medium ~ I'm a Promarkers girl. I fell in love with them the first time I used them and haven't looked back. I dabble sometimes with other mediums, but always come back to my Promarkers.

Update: I made Top 3 at Creative Moments. Thanks ladies, really delighted to see my wee card featured in your Top 3. Very honoured.

Second Update: I won the Paper Shelter challenge with a lovely prize of 3 Paper Shelter images. So watch this space for creations with those! Thank you ladies! Beyond thrilled with my win :)


Wendy this is one of your best cards ever, stunning layout, lovely image, grear colours. Like you I LOVE SUGAR NELLIE. I don't have this cute stamp so would love to win. Thanks for the chance. I have two giveaways xx
Chris said…
Completely and utterly gorgeous! Love the sweet image, so beautifully coloured, her hair is definitely a crowning glory! The papers and design complement her so well, love the hessian background and ribbon, an inspired touch. The pretty flowers and that little twig add to to the natural innocent look of this lovely card!
Sarah said…
This is absolutely brilliant Wendy, the hessian mat and braid look incredible and the stamp is gorgeous. I love Sugar Nellie ! xx
Fikreta said…
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coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful creation Wends a pretty image and an awesome card design and shape a superb make
lorraine x
Kat W said…
This combination of pretty floral papers and rustic hessian is totally gorgeous and works so beautifully as the backdrop to your lovely image...and that sentiment is just fabulous!
The pics of your card are looking really awesome too; I think you will have to show us some pics of the lightbox so we can all take notes!
Big hugs, Kat xx
Valerija said…
This is amazing card Wendy with a lot of wonderful details. Love it. I never had any Sugar Nellie stamp, but I would love, so... I Love Sugar Nellie! And I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win!
Have a great day!
Valerija xx
Wishcraft said…
Such a FAB design Wends, love all that gorgeous texture :o) Hugs, Lisa x
mixamatoasties said…
Gorgeous card Wends! Love everything about it :)

Susan xx
Chrissy said…
Hi know I thought I was following you..and I wasn't..but I am now..anyway, thank you so much for your fabulous comment you left on my mermaid...really appreciate it..and I love your sweet card and fabulous shape and perfectly coloured image..gorgeous.

Hi Wendy....What a stunning the shape.....and the beautiful image pretty image you used and what a great sentiment....I love sugar nellie....Joolsx
Fikreta said…
super cute carsd!
I Love Sugar Nellie ,they are very nice
Patty Sue 2 said…
"I Love Sugar Nellie"! I truly do. Your card is lovely and all the textures you have used are perfect for this image! Thank you for joining our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER! Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work! Thanks for the opportunity to win on of these fabulous stamps!
N-Eva said…
Fabulous card!! The image is cute and colored beautifully. The design is fantastic. . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT
Inky Angel said…
What a gorgeous card Wendy! Love the burlap and hessian ribbon, perfect match for the image you used. I believe best creations come from greatest inspirations; you have created one stunning card inspired by your daughter!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs, Katie
Brenda said…
I am in awe of your card. IT'S GORGEOUS! Amazing coloring skills. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!
Lisa Mensing said…
Gorgeous, really love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner. Lisa DT
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wendy! It's so sweet and pretty and I love the texture from the hessian.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Lilibet said…
Gorgeous card! Love the shape & all the texture . Thanks for playing along with the challenge at The Paper Shelter, Liz (:(|)X
Unknown said…
love all teh layers and texture in this card! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Crafty Gals Corner! Jenn DT
She is so adorable, what a fabulous design.
Squirrel x said…
Oh my, this is just so gorgeous - thank you so much for sharing with us at AYLI for this challenge, and good luck. Hugs xx
Mojca said…
Oh this is sooooo very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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